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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Max says "Happy Birthday"

"Max wishes you Happy Birthday!"
I belong to another yahoo group "Paper Imagery Designs" .
This is a contest that is going on right now. You download the picture and alter it. They said it was Lori's birthday so I figured Max needed to wish her a happy birthday!

I started with my journal book. This is an old book that I altered for all my journals. I painted a light coat of gesso so the words could show through for the background. I cut the head out of the picture PID provided. I found the body, cake, balloons and hat in old magazines. I think think the head and body goes together nicely but I had to make copies on my printer in black and white and reduced the body and enlarged the head to match. I colored with crayolas, markers and ink. This type of art journaling is fun and fast. Who knows I might win the contest and get a prize!!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Just started my art jounaling

This is my art journal were I play... scribble, learn new techniques, put my favorite quotes, say what is on my get the idea. I can be as messy as I want. I found an old book. Glued some pages together to make it strong enough to paint on. You can see the print in the background. Then I claimed this book as mine and I can not be critical about any of it. I even put my soul of armor on the second page to remind me that this book is protected. I can have courage just to let go and experiment.

The next picture is a celebration and to thank all our Troops for our Independence. I found a few definitions from an old dictionary and glued them and then wrote a quote from Thomas Payne. Then I played with my new painters pens and made fireworks.

If you are interested in learning how to make your own art journal we have a group you can join on Yahoo - Soul Journaling by Sarah Whitmire. Come learn with us.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Karma Award

From Mary at

Thank you Mary for the award!
The wording for this award is as follows . . .

The Karma Award: These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind of bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.
I am to deliver this award to eight blogger, that is where it becomes difficult. I have found so many bloggers that have inspired me so this is the difficult part, yet one that is important so visitors who haven't heard of them might become familiar to their world.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

New Book for Art Journal

I am still having trouble letting go when it comes to Art Journals. I want it to look perfect, really good. That is not what art journals are about. It is a safe place to dream, doodle, and rant, trying new techniques, memories, ideas for later projects, finding something deep inside and reinvent themselves. But I can not seem to just let go. So yesterday I picked up this book "1000 Artist Journal Pages" by Dawn DeVries Sokol. This is a great book with inspiration for art journalists who want new ideas and a fresh perspective like me.